With less than 60 tempting days to come, I aim:
(a) Not to buy any pair of shoes for myself. My last shoe indulgence for this year should stop with this one. I already know why, but sometimes I can’t help to ask (again) why there’s an imeldific* factor in each woman (remember the book title Why men don’t have a clue and women need more shoes?); SUCCEEDED
(b) Not to buy another bag for myself until middle of 2009 (my latest purchase was on 31st of October). I’ve accumulated so many bags since I came here (excluding the bags that I left home). I am sending home some together with my other stuff in the last week of this month through air cargo. I don’t want any excess baggage in my December trip; FAILED
(c) Not to buy another book unless I’ve read my pending readables (The Black Swan, Special Topics in Calamity Physics, The Emperor’s Children, A New Earth, Parting the Curtains, Persepolis, Sundays at Tiffany’s, How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be). It means if I’m done with all these, I can buy a new book before the year ends. I think that’s impossible; FAILED
(d) To buy at most two audio CDs until the end of 2008. These must be Eraserheads Live Concert CD, already available in Odyssey (I can’t wait to be home!) and Twilight Soundtrack; DONE
(e) To get done with my review of six books (four from Twilight Saga, The Chocolate Run and My Best Friend’s Girl); PARTIALLY DONE
(f) To announce the contest mechanics for the Jane Austen Book Club by last week of this month; DONE
(g) To organize my files, manual and electronic, by first week of December; and – DONE
(h) To eat HEALTHILY. This will include eating chocolates only on weekends (I eat chocos as in everyday, it’s my battery), not to eat pork until I’m already in the Philippines, eat more fruits and vegetables, etc. FAILED. CONTINUOUSLY TRYING
I am generally good at keeping promises but the above points are my probable fails. So, I am doing a self-challenge. Let’s see how I’ll do.
*(adjective) Ostentatiously extravagant to the point of vulgarity (from Imelda Marcos, shoe collector extraordinaire).